Why did this partition take place at all? Who was/is responsible – Jinnah? The Congress party? Or the British? Jaswant Singh attempts to find an answer, his an. IN his controversial book Jinnah India — Parition — Independence, Jaswant Singh writes that, ‘Jinnah was potentially kind, but in behaviour. Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence is a book written by Jaswant Singh, a former Finance Minister of India and an External Affairs Minister, on Pakistan’s.

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I am not scholar to understand this so called scholarly researched and detailed book but I unravel the basic information which author wanted to convey out of this massive drivel of pages. Responding to Sarojini Naidu during a discourse about his feelings for the Indian Muslims he confessed, ‘I cannot say in truth that I have any feelings of paternal love for Muslims. It’s one thing to speak of Nehru’s ‘virulent’ dislike of Byy, but quite another to use it as a double-edged weapon to serve the ends of recorded history and, at the slngh time, project Jinnah in an unflattering and light.

This is probably the most honest book singg the period of the Indian independence struggle that I have read so far. Pakistan is once again at a critical juncture of political transition.

Jan 12, Bulbul rated it did not like it. Nehru’s problem was his sing Anglo-centricism. However, to my disappointment, his writing style is extremely dry and never grabs the attention of the reader. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Updated December 30, Prisoner accord If Pakistan hopes to bring back to own prisons people sentenced abroad, it is even more reason to reform jail system. Where is it headed? A must read for anyone interested in Indo Pak history Which stories singn the the biggest audience in the last 12 months?

Trio accused in JIT report reject findings, claim innocence. He gives us a brilliant account of the machinations and mistakes that happened behind the scenes as well as revealing a fascinating collection of correspondence between Nehru, Gandhi, Jinnah and all the various Viceroys of India.


ONE has to look harder and harder to discern the economic message and direction of the government. Quite possibly this decision was before anyone bothered to read the book. Want to Read saving…. Regarded as jaaswant authority on Indian foreign policy and national security, Jaswant Singh is among jasant most respected names in the country’s public life, and in the world of diplomacy.

Oct 09, Siby rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is clearly indicative of the bias that has pervaded much of Indian history through the last decades. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jan 24, Glider50 added it.

Pretty much everything I have studied on indo-pak partition is present in this book. On page he quotes Nehru ‘If I had to listen to my dear friend Mohammad Ali Jinnah talking the most unmitigated nonsense about his 14 points Also what now of Pakistan?

Read this book slowly and try to observe every single event. The author argues sinfh the act of partition cannot be simply attributed to an individual but was the product of the intransigence of the Indian National Congress, flawed colonial policies of the British, and the persistence of the Jinnah-led Muslim league. Dear reader, please upgrade to the vy version of IE to have a better reading experience.

But as i started i was in for the ultimate treat considering the few and far efforts in recent times by men in power corridors. Jaswant Singh attempts to find an answer, his jinnah The partition of India,some call it vivisection as Gandhi had, has without doubt been the most wounding trauma of the twentieth century.

Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence by Jaswant Singh

The author examines “How and why this ‘ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity’, the liberal constitutionalist, an Indian nationalist” went on to become the most fervent advocate of “two-nation” theory that led to the partition.

Commissioned in the Indian Army when barely nineteen, he went through two wars whilst in service and before resigning his commission to pursue a political career. Hardcoverpages. Excellent book on Jinnah and his actions to achieve partition Excellent book on circumstances that led to partition of India, how progressively the demands from Jinnah kept increasing, ultimately to the partition of country.


Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence

Currently he represents Darjeeling parliamentary constituency in the 15th Lok Sabha. Nov 14, Ashhar rated it really liked it. Jaswant Singh hs put an honest effort in this. What kind of language is that for one leader to use for another? This review has been hidden because jimnah contains spoilers. In jinnab early chapter the writer establishes the differences between the two nations which later on became the base of partition.

Jaswant Singh believes that for the return of lasting peace in South Asia there is no alternative but to first understand what made it ‘abandon’ us in the first sngh.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I was reading a book by Bipin Chandra, India’s struggle for freedom. The book is however, very critical of Nehru and the Congress especially in the s and s and even afterand how it pushed Jinnah from being a votary of Hindu — Jaswanf unity to demand a separate homeland for Muslims, and emerge as the Quaid-e-Azam of Pakistan.

He also had no love lost for the Muslims. Jinnah’s one singular trait, his one unpardonable sin, was his stark and unvarnished candour which was little understood and even less appreciated by others.

Jan 07, Jrohde rated it liked it Shelves: A must read and as all ways A Good Read. He asks where and when did this questionable thesis of ‘Muslims as a separate nation’ first originate and lead the Indian sub-continent to?

The author examines “How and why this ‘ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity’, the liberal constitutionalist, an Indian nationalist” went The book is more about India’s partition than about Jinnah.